Tourism and flagship species in conservation

  title={Tourism and flagship species in conservation},
  author={Matthew J. Walpole and Nigel Leader‐Williams},
  journal={Biodiversity \& Conservation},
There is a continuing debate about the role of surrogate species in conservation. In theory, focusing conservation efforts on certain key species is cost effective if by protecting these species wider biodiversity will also be conserved. Critics suggest that such flagship, umbrella, indicator and keystone species are often ill-defined and unproven in practice, and may detract from wider ecosystem conservation priorities (Simberloff 1998; Caro and O’Doherty 1999). These criticisms may hold for… 
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